Dragging tubes for river smallmouth out of a kayak is a productive way to put fish in the boat. A kayak provides the added advantage of stealth over a conventional boat -- this allows you to keep the bait tube in the strike zone longer as you float down the river. *See product links at the bottom. Wired2Fish's Mitch Anderson demonstrates this perfectly as he drifts through productive river miles out of his Old Town kayak. Anderson achieved precise boat control along cut banks through hands-free backpedaling while a tube paired with a 1/2-ounce football jig kept the bait near the bottom deflecting off the cover.